Bird mulls handset manufacture in India News & Analysis 9/30/2005 Post a comment China’s largest mobile handset manufacturer, Bird, is considering setting up a handset manufacturing plant in India but will decide after talks with supplier and software developers back in China.
California Micro, Epson ink foundry deal News & Analysis 9/27/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier California Micro Devices has completed a wafer supply agreement with Seiko Epson Corp., engaging the Japan-based Epson foundry as a high-volume wafer source for ICs targeting the mobile handset, personal computer and digital consumer electronics markets.
Freescale partners with Indian design houses News & Analysis 9/22/2005 Post a comment Instead of waiting for the Indian semiconductor market to grow, Freescale Semiconductor is partnering with Indian design houses to create solutions around Freescale products for the regional and even global market.
Qualcomm raises guidance News & Analysis 9/21/2005 Post a comment Wireless technology provider Qualcomm Inc. has increased its financial guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended Sept. 25, 2005.
Samsung reportedly fined by regulators for false documents News & Analysis 9/20/2005 Post a comment South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. has been fined 60 million won ($58,000) by the Korean regulatory agency Fair Trade Commission for obstructing a government investigation and falsifying pertinent documents, according to several online press reports.
India's ISRO, Boeing put joint plans on hold News & Analysis 9/16/2005 Post a comment The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Boeing Satellite Systems have put on hold plans to jointly and market two-ton class communications satellites, because of a change in the business plans of the U.S. entity, according to a report by the Press Trust of India.
Japan electronics industry should consolidate News & Analysis 9/16/2005 Post a comment Under attack from lower-cost Asian competitors, Japan's fragmented electronics industry, must consolidate in order to achieve respectable profitability levels, analysts and industry executives said according to a Reuters report.
Exec nabbed in Infineon investigation, says report News & Analysis 9/15/2005 Post a comment A German prosecutor said the president of Swiss BF Consulting AG was arrested in the investigation into bribery allegations involving two former workers for Infineon Technologies AG and its sponsorship of motor sports, according to an Associated Press report.
Samsung reportedly seeks to cut LCD investment News & Analysis 9/15/2005 Post a comment Faced with lagging profits the first half of the year, South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. may slash its hefty investments in liquid crystal display (LCD) manufacturing if the trend continues, according to a Korea Herald report.
Aylus Networks plans R&D center in Bangalore News & Analysis 9/15/2005 Post a comment Aylus Networks Inc. will set up a global R&D center in Bangalore, to work in tandem with the company’s center in Westford, Mass., to build mobility management solutions, enabling service providers deliver mobile broadcast TV/video and multimedia services across multiple access networks.
Flextronics reportedly plans second plant in India News & Analysis 9/14/2005 Post a comment Electronic manufacturing services provider Flextronics will set up a second plant in India, initially investing $30 million to $50 million with additional investments of $300 million to $500 million over the next 10 to 15 years, according to a Reuters report.
Low-cost computing, wireless dominate Indian R & D News & Analysis 9/9/2005 Post a comment The annual report of India’s ministry of information technology for 2004 to 2005 has disclosed research and development programs not in the public eye, focusing largely on affordable computing and next-generation wireless communications.
Brazil seeks to establish semi industry News & Analysis 9/6/2005 Post a comment Brazilian authorities will announce Wednesday plans to establish a semiconductor industry in the state of Minas Gerais, where a technology park spanning 990 acres is being dedicated to semiconductor manufacturing and design.
Registrants for India's .in domain reach 130,000 News & Analysis 9/1/2005 Post a comment More than 130,000 registrants have taken up the .in domain name registration, under a plan by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of India to overcome the lack of a national domain registration name. The number is up from the just 6,500 .in registrations in January.
WFI wins $10 million 3G contract for Europe News & Analysis 9/1/2005 Post a comment Wireless network systems provider Wireless Facilities Inc. has been awarded a network services contract valued at $10 million to provide 2G and 3G network optimization for a major wireless carrier in Europe.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times